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Vision, hearing loss: Support groups combine

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For about 10 years, Bemidji has offered a Vision Loss Support Group spearheaded by Karin Hanson and Margaret Butz.

Now, because for many older people the conditions go together, the support group is the Vision and Hearing Loss Support Group.

"Vision and hearing loss are invisible disabilities," Hanson said.

She said 60 percent of older people have both disabilities.

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